|Open Sound Group - Live From the Fire Room - Open Sound Group|
Improvised recordings from a two day open workshop at The Rea Garden and The Lombard Method, both in Digbeth, Birmingham, UK, in August 2010. Attendees and contributors were: a.a.s., Andy Ingamells, Antonio (hellocatfood), Dallas Simpson, Graham Dunning, Leon Trimble, Mr.Underwood, Rachel M. Haines and Sarah Farmer. (Click here for links to artist's sites.) Open Sound Group is a project established and run by sound and visual artist Graham Dunning, comprising a series of events and a netlabel...
Keywords: Improvisation; improv; sound art; sound; noise; collaboration; art; drone; experimental
|Womb - My Meat is Bigger Than Yours|
WOMB - My Meat is Bigger Than Yours, Live in London (Power Lunches, Hackney, 15-12-11)Womb is an all-female Manchester based band conceived in January 2011. Womb began as an open collective but has quickly developed into a vital band within Manchester's music scene. At their second gig, Dan Treacy from the Television Personalities described Womb as 'like seeing the Velvet Underground for the first time.' This recording is from Womb's first London gig at Power Lunches, Hackney on 15th December 20...
Keywords: Womb; Noise; Doom; Drone; Expression; Improv; Improvisation; Louise Woodcock; Genette Reynolds; Jennifer McDonald; Fiona Ledgard
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|Stereo Surrealist - So Many Spiders, So Little Time|
Stereo Surrealist, aka Alexx O'Shea, is a collector of instruments and a maker of noises who is interested in many kinds of music. Based in Manchester, she is a regular performer on the free improv scene using various electronic and acoustic instruments. "Both these tracks were created on a Casio SK-5; for Shelduck all the sounds were created with the magic of circuit bending. Violet Light just uses lots of effects pedals (distortion, delay, phaser, flanger, pitch shift)."
Keywords: Stereo Surrealist; Alexx O'Shea; Circuit Bending; improv; electronics; drone; noise; improvisation
Downloads: 206 (1 review)
|C. Reider and C. Hodges - Four Improvisations|
C.Reider and C.Hodges live in Northern Colorado in the United States. Here the duo create flowing improvised pieces using various electronic and acoustic objects: small sounds, drone and gentle echoes. For more info on CR & CH: http://vuzhmusic.comTrack Info 1. May 12, 2012 ch: metal cr: metal and electronics 2. July 4, 2011 ch: guitar cr: voice and electronics 3. Undated Probably 2010 ch: shake tines cr: tall tines 4...
Keywords: C. Reider; C. Hodges; Improvisation; Vuzh; drone; ambient; improv; duo; small sounds; electroacoustic
Downloads: 388 (1 review)
|Cullllt - Attached|
"Attached" is the first release by the young Zurich based artist Cullllt. It mainly consists of improvisations (except “Attached“) which were made during a period of 2 months using cassette tapes, different objects, a casio and yamaha keyboard in combination with different effects as well as field recordings which were recorded live during the process. The improvisations originally had a length up to 40 minutes, of which a short passage was chosen and slightly edited to fit the album.1...
Keywords: Cullllt; noise; drone; sound art; sound; ambient; dark ambient; shoegaze; cassette; tape; casio; yamaha; keyboard; improv; improvisation
|James Alaska and Graham Dunning - Contenmer - James Alaska, Graham Dunning|
James Alaska and Graham Dunning - Contenmer Improvised drone and ambient music from composer-musician James Alaska and sound artist Graham Dunning. The track features record crackle, drawn out tones, FM static and minimally processed live environmental sound. The sessions were recorded in March 2010 in Manchester, on the ninth floor of a 1960s towerblock. James Alaska used a Nord Rack synth, Kaos pad, FM radio, mixer and delay pedal...
Keywords: Improvisation; Improv; Drone; Electronic; Sound Art; Turntablism; Vinyl; Radio; Synth; Synthesizer; Ambient; Sound; Art; Musique Concrete; James Alaska; Graham Dunning; The Alaska None; VLK
|Asteroid - Koronis - Asteroid|
Asteroid - Koronis Asteroid is a changing group of improvising musicians formed in 2011. This release is a live recording of a performance on 16th June 2011 at The Others, Stoke Newington, London. Lineup: JO THOMAS / laptop / electronics / effects KEVIN QUIGLEY / synth / percussive guitar / effects GRAHAM DUNNING / turntables / objects / electronics NABIL AHMED / bass / effects
Keywords: Jo Thomas; Kevin Quigley; Graham Dunning; Nabil Ahmed; Improvisation; noise; improv; sound art; sci-fi; live electronics; synth; turntables; electronics; drone; Asteroid
|Open Sound Group - Power Lunches|
On Monday 5th March 2012, 10 musicians, artists and performers met at Power Lunches, a cafe in Dalston, for the third Open Sound Group networking and improv event. Participants were Carlos Slazenger, Ingrid Plum, Andrea Night of Pan, Joshua Legallienne, Nielsen, Dolly Dollycore, Ron Briefel, Verity Spott, Kevin Quigley and Graham Dunning. This release is a document of the recordings made at the event...
Keywords: Open Sound Group; Carlos Slazenger; Ingrid Plum; Andrea Night of Pan; Joshua Legallienne; Nielsen; Dolly Dollycore; Ron Briefel; Verity Spott; Kevin Quigley; Graham Dunning; drone; improv; noise; free improv; free improvisation; voice; diddley bow; live electronics
|Damo Suzuki and God Don't Like It Ensemble - Live at Cafe Oto|
Full live performance from legendary vocalist Damo Suzuki backed by an ensemble of nine musicians. The set spans noise, drone, motorik rhythms, ambient soundscapes, rock and funk. Recorded live at Cafe Oto, Dalston, London on 8th July 2011. Performed by Damo Suzuki with Chris Cook, Graham Dunning, James S Finn, Alice French, Marcus Hamblett, Justin Paton, Craig Tamlin, Georgina Treloar & Koichi Yamanoha...
Keywords: Damo Suzuki; Graham Dunning; James S Finn; Alice French; Marcus Hamblett; Justin Paton; Craig Tamlin; Georgina Treloar; Koichi Yamanoha; Anthony Chalmers; God Don't Like It; Cafe Oto; Improvisation; Improv; Free Improv; Noise; Krautrock; Motorik
|Open Sound Group - Penthouse - Open Sound Group|
Recordings from the fifth OSG open workshop at The Penthouse, an artist led project space in Manchester's Northern Quarter, 11th April 2013. Participants were Debbie Sharp, Rosanne Robertson, Gary Fisher, Coryn Smethurst, Louise Woodcock, Rose Niland and Graham Dunning. These recordings feature instruments including found tapes; feedback; lap steel guitar; bass guitar; radio; interference; vocal improvisation; found objects; percussion; sheet metal; hammers; pieces of wood...
Keywords: Debbie Sharp; Rosanne Robbertson; Gary Fisher; Coryn Smethurst; Louise Woodcock; Graham Dunning; Rose Niland; Manchester; Penthouse; Noise; Drone; Improv; Free Improv; Improvisation; Open Sound Group; Sound; Art; Sound Art; Drone; metal; outsider; noises; artists; found tapes; feedback; lap steel guitar; bass guitar; radio; interference; vocal improvisation; found objects; percussion; sheet metal; hammers; pieces of wood; Rosanne Robertson; Gary Fisher; Coryn Smethurst; Louise Woodcock; Rose Niland; Graham Dunning; improv; improvised; ree improv; noise; drone; electroacoustic; concrete; sound art; vocal; industrial; art; sound
|Now - Six Selections|
Since 1998, Now have been making experimental recordings and improvisations alongside their more pop inspired sounds and songs, using various intrumentation and instrumentalists. These six tracks, selected by OSG and Now's Graham Dunning, are a tiny representation of those recordings. Tracks 1, 2 & 3 are taken From promo CD-R's that were given out at past concerts. "Dreamo" & "Skizzy" are rehearsal jams and "The End OF The Show" is a small section From a long improvisation led by the Man From Ur...
Keywords: Now; experimental; improv; improvisation; noise; ambient; krautrock; synth; synthesizers; electronic; rock; pop; Craig Tamlin; Frances Morgan; Giles Narang; Justin Paton; Lee Knight; Naomi Cilvin; Sophie Heawood; Steve Mau Wong; Angela Last; Chris Irish; Lee MacKinnon; Peter Lowis; Richard Thomas; Colin Verot; Phil Ra
|Open Sound Group - Warehouse One|
Open Sound Group - Warehouse One Four improvised recordings from changing improvising ensemble, Open Sound Group. Rhythm, drone, spoken word, small sounds and noise. The second OSG event, these tracks were recorded in a warehouse in Manor House, London, in late August 2011. The session was run as an open workshop with players invited to experiment with new ideas, new instruments and new ways of making sounds...
Keywords: OSG; Open Sound Group; improvisation; improv; drone; noise; free jazz; live electronics; prepared piano; turntables; home made instruments; James Alaska; Tom Mudd; Andrea Night of Pan; Colin Webster; David Gadsdon; Jonas Golland; Sharen Sum; Justin Paton; Carlos Slazenger; Caveman Joe; Cathy Gerber; Graham Dunning
|Various Artists - All Sensation Is Already Memory|
A compilation of sound art, drone, improvisation, noise, spoken word, sound poetry and other sonic experiments. Contributors were asked to respond to the following quote from Henri Bergson: "The pure present is an ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future. In truth, all sensation is already memory." The release is compiled either to play as a continuous album, or in three separate LP length sections; tracks are numbered accordingly...
Keywords: Kipple; Simon Dell; Murmurists; Stuart Russell; Philip Davenport; Stereo Surrealist; Graham Dunning; Ingrid Plum; Travis Johnson; Dolly Dollycore; Andy Ingamells; Amie Slavin; Alabaster de Plume; Paddy Steer; Now; Matthew Lee Knowles; oMMM; OU_pi Golgotha.undead; Richard Knight; Christos Fanaras; Trapezoid; Greg Healey; Guy Harries; Noise Research; aas; Clutter; cupMT; Matt Dalby; Sonia PaÃ§o-Rocchia; Daz Disley; improv; improvisation; free jazz; live electronics; synthesizers; synth; drone; noise; field recordings; sound poetry; spoken word; timestretch; farfisa; organ; vinyl; dubplates; feedback; delay; noise; prepared piano; silence; rainfall; electronics; fluxus; performance; sound art; art; tape music; acousmatic; soft noise; computer speech; poetry; street noise; performance; bassoon; loops; live looping; dsp
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